Your Australia and New Zealand travel guide shows you the best parts of OZ and NZ in two weeks!. Visit the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne city, Sydney Harbor, Rotorua and alpine Queenstown. A great Australia and New Zealand holiday, for sure!


Day 1 Welcome to Melbourne

On arrival in Melbourne you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Early this evening, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights
Included Meals: Dinner with wine


Day 2 Melbourne

Join your Travel Director for an exploration of Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic arcades, café society and fascinating street art.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Melbourne – Cairns

This morning you’ll fly to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival join a local expert for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. On a boat cruise you’ll encounter koalas, wallabies, birds and of course, crocodiles! Then join us and take part in a Rainforest Restoration project to protect this natural Wonder.
Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Great Barrier Reef

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Cairns Free Time

Today is free for you to discover more of Cairns. This evening, prepare for a Highlight Dinner and show at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience a personal Welcome to Country ceremony, hear stories of the Dreamtime and witness an entertaining high impact performance by an indigenous group. Then enjoy dinner accompanied by the sounds of the didgeridoo.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 6 Cairns – Sydney

This morning you’ll fly to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax before boarding a Magistic Cruises Dinner Cruise. Enjoy your meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, 3 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine


Day 7 Sydney

Celebrate the genius of Jørn Utzon, whose Sydney Opera House is your first stop, for a tour with the local expert. Continue to the golden sands of famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club. Your host will take you on an exclusive Be My Guest tour of the Members Only facility of Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club, followed by lunch with views over the Pacific Ocean.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch

Day 8 Sydney Free Time

Today is yours to explore this wonderful city. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for dinner by the waterfront.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 9 Sydney – Queenstown

This morning say farewell to Sydney and fly to Queenstown. Get your bearings on an orientation tour. This evening, join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed, set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect setting for your Highlight Dinner.
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 10 Queenstown

Get the feel for real country life at a Be My Guest experience with your host, Southern Girl Laura, who was born and raised on a sheep farm in the deep south of New Zealand. Try your hand at sheep mustering, whip cracking as well as the chance to feed and pet the farm animals. Laura is sure you’ll leave feeling more like a local than a visitor.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest experience

Day 11 Queenstown Free Time

On your final day in Queenstown, why not take an optional experience to breathtaking Milford Sound for a cruise on the majestic fiord?
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Queenstown – Rotorua

Your first stop is at the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown. You’ll then fly to Rotorua. This evening, join your traveling companions for a memorable Highlight Dinner. Experience the heart-pounding wero (challenge) from a Māori warrior during the Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the Mitai Māori Village. Feast on succulent meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the traditional Māori method of cooking in the earth.
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight dinner

Day 13 Rotura

This morning visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a local expert. You may even spot a kiwi. Later, a Māori local expert will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an appreciation of Māori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs.
Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 14 Rotorua – Auckland

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glowworm Grotto with a local expert. On arrival in Auckland you’ll see the sights on a city tour, and later join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.
Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 15 Farewell from Auckland

Time to bid you farewell as your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

Hilton Hotel Cairns

Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour

Millennium Hotel, Queenstown

Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

Stamford Plaza Auckland

What's Included

  •  Quality accommodation
  •  Travel in luxury coach
  •  Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  •  Airport Transfers


Pricing Price per person

From $11,300 ask for 2023 departure dates

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